Dolphins in for a fight going into day four at Centurion
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins are in for a fight on the final day of their CSA 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the Momentum Multiply Titans at SuperSport Centurion as the hosts head into the Thursday's final day with a 173 run lead.
It was a solid day from the Dolphins who finished their innings on 385, 56 runs short of the Titans first innings score.
Coach of the Dolphins Imraan Khan was more than pleased with the effort with the bat and believed that they could have had a few more Titans second innings wickets had luck gone their way.
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Stumps: Multiply @Titans_Cricket 117-3 (2nd innings) they lead by 173 runs with 7 wickets remaining.
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"The boys fought really hard today with the bat to finish on 385," Khan said. "We bowled incredibly well in the afternoon and we were unlucky as they played and missed at a lot and we could have picked up another wicket or two.
"All-in-all I think it was a good day but we have a lot of hard work to do tomorrow."
The Dolphins started the third day on 188 for three with Cody Chetty and night watchman Prenelan Subrayen at the wicket.
Chetty was the first man out for 16 and the men from Durban continued to chip in all the way down the order.
There were a number of starts for the likes of Sibonelo Makhanya, who scored 47, Andile Phehlukwayo, who made 32 and then number ten Daryn Dupavillon made 26.
Eathan Bosch proved his worth batting at nine when he finished as the last man out for 50.
With a 56 run advantage the Dolphins managed to bag two wickets with the Titans' second innings score on 45. The hosts then moved to 115 before they lost their third wicket.
At the close of play the Titans were 117 for three, leading by 173 going into the final day.
The second innings wickets were shared between Bosch, Phehlukwayo and Okuhle Cele.
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SUMMARY OF THE SCORE - Momentum Multiply Titans v Hollywoodbets Dolphins
Titans 441 all out (Prenelan Subrayen 3/97)
Dolphins 384 all out (Grant Roelofsen 79 Marques Ackerman 69 Eathan Bosch 50)
Titans lead by 173 runs